Summer trail to eastern bowls off Rock, approach unnamed chute above Berne from the north and ski mank/recrystalized back to epic "gladed tree runs" above Berne
Jan. 3, 2018, 2 p.m. PST
Weather: Strong easterly wind, Sun, on ridges. Clouds and cool inversion building late in the day.
Snowpack: Quick tests on E sope at 5500' showed ECT 18P and ECT 21P on a mystery weak layer ~14" down. Layer possibly trailed the end of the 12/29 storm. Appeared to be a density change in the storm or wind deposition post-storm. Widespread faceting below treeline breaking down the rain/sun crusts. Cavity hoar and faceting below the crust below and at treeline. We have a diverse, mixed bag of potential weak layers for the next storm to lie upon.
Area Description: Rock Mountain - Nason Ridge
Avalanches: Obvious natural avalanches on solar and southerly slopes. Obvious storm slabs on all aspects were shallowly buried after the 12/29 storm blew through. It looked like most big terrain ran once or twice above treeline during the storm.
Observation by Hough-Snee Cedar Street Squad
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No